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Guns arenít going away (Barf)
The University of Dayton's Flyer News ^ | March 9, 2013 | Matthew Worsham

Posted on 03/09/2013 10:24:04 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Over the past few weeks, I’ve written a series of columns about some of the myths perpetuated by the gun lobby. One on the claims made about the “cosmetic features” of assault rifles, another about the idea of the Second Amendment as a “self-destruct” mechanism.

This time, I’m focusing on the biggest myth of them all: that the government is coming for our guns.

This is simply not true.

At this time, no serious person is suggesting confiscation as a viable solution to the gun violence problem. I mean it. Anyone who honestly believes, or even suggests, that it would be right, feasible or a good idea to take legally owned guns away from law abiding citizens is kidding themselves.

The government is not coming for the peoples’ guns. Legally, it never can, thanks to the 2008 and 2010 Supreme Court decisions in District of Columbia v. Heller and McDonald v. Chicago, which guarantee an individual right to bear arms.

These cases really should have ended the most immediate fears of a government confiscation program once and for all, but here we are today, still seeing advertisements from the NRA, like one released on February 12 titled “Ask Obama’s Experts,” saying that the president’s gun control proposals would lead to confiscation.

Let’s say this is true. The president, or anyone in the government, for that matter, can talk all they want about confiscating firearms, but the fact is that it will never happen. According to D.C. v. Heller and McDonald v. Chicago, they can’t even force you to put a trigger-lock on your gun.

This makes the threat of confiscation essentially a non-issue....

(Excerpt) Read more at flyernews.com ...


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: banglist; barfalert; drones; guncontrol; obama; scotus; secondamendment
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To: Pikachu_Dad

MY MEDICAL APPOINTMENT

You may want to review this prior to your next medical appointment.
.....

She said, “Before we start, I have to ask you a few questions.

She said, “Do you have any guns in the house?”...

http://www.altadenagroup.com/CSIA/post_details.asp?p_Id=11064


21 posted on 03/10/2013 6:58:48 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: Tzimisce

Nice job :)


22 posted on 03/10/2013 7:12:26 AM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If your hand is the one on the heat knob, it seems the frogs in the kettle are always paranoid.


23 posted on 03/10/2013 8:24:12 AM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
This time, I’m focusing on the biggest myth of them all: that the government is coming for our guns.

This is simply not true.


24 posted on 03/10/2013 8:44:56 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Obama's vision - No Job is a Good Job)
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To: Spktyr

I was in the middle of Katrina, but in Biloxi, Mississippi, not New Orleans. They never tried that nonsense in Mississippi.


25 posted on 03/10/2013 5:50:37 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mississippi didn’t have a hard left Dem governor to look the other way/order the confiscation.


26 posted on 03/10/2013 6:48:48 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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